Indra arrives at FIDAE as the company that develops radars for the world's most advanced armies

Armies from some countries in the region, as well as from Spain, UK, France, Germany and Denmark, in addition to NATO itself, are operating with its Lanza radar family
Indra Radar Lanza LTR-25
Indra Radar Lanza LTR-25
  1. New strategic plan
  2. Dual technology 

Indra, a leading global defence, aerospace and advanced digital technologies company, will attend the International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE, which will take place from 9 to 14 April in Santiago de Chile, as a reference company in defence technology and one of the main radar suppliers in the world.

Its wide range of state-of-the-art surveillance systems is being used by the armies of several countries in the region, as well as in Spain, the UK, Germany, France and Denmark, in addition to NATO. It has also developed the space surveillance radar that the Spanish Air and Space Army uses to detect small objects in orbit thousands of kilometres away. 

"The countries of the region are currently demanding state-of-the-art systems to reinforce the surveillance of their air spaces and Indra is one of the most innovative and experienced companies in tackling the most complex projects," said José Vicente de los Mozos, Indra's CEO.

The company is the Spanish industrial coordinator of Europe's largest collaborative defence programme: the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), comprising a sixth-generation aircraft that will fly escorted by a series of drones, behaving as a single entity thanks to the combat cloud.  

It is also one of the main suppliers of avionics systems for the Eurofighter and one of the leading companies in Europe in the development of new electronic defence and command and control solutions. Within its new Strategic Plan Leading the Future, the company aspires to become the coordinator of the Spanish defence and aerospace ecosystem, playing a key role in European security and sovereignty. Indra will focus on defence, aerospace and advanced digital technologies in the coming years with the aim of "securing the future, driving technological progress". 

It has also developed one of the most advanced anti-drone systems on the market, the Crow system, which is currently operated by several armies, including the Spanish Air and Space Forces. It is also a company that has implemented its systems and sensors in armoured vehicles such as the Leopard, and the company best prepared to ensure their maintenance.

It has also played a key role in the deployment of satellite communications systems such as SECOMSAT in Spain or SISCOMIS in Brazil, and has implemented its equipment and terminals in submarines and ground vehicles in countries all over the world. 

New strategic plan

In March, Indra presented its Leading the Future Strategic Plan, in which it aims to become the coordinator of the Spanish defence and aerospace ecosystem, playing a key role in European security and sovereignty, and reinforcing its position as a global player. Indra will focus on defence, aerospace and advanced digital technologies in the coming years with the aim of securing the future, driving technological progress. 

As a priority geography, Latin America, along with southern Europe, forms part of one of the three clusters in the world with which Indra will strengthen its local position and proximity to customers, according to the new plan, which envisages continuing to promote collaboration agreements and fostering alliances.

Regarding the space domain, Indra has more than 30 years of experience and wants to become a Tier-1 European player, one of the leading companies with a global footprint and presence in major European programmes. To this end, Indra has created a new space company, with the aim of developing a civil and military offering with end-to-end capabilities along the entire value chain, as well as leveraging the international ecosystem of potential shareholders and partners to accelerate its growth.

Dual technology 

Indra is, on the other hand, one of the world's leading civil air traffic systems companies and the strategic partner of the main navigation service providers in Latin America, a market in which it is the leading supplier. It has completely modernised the air traffic systems of the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean. Its air traffic surveillance radars monitor large areas of the region and the skies of a number of countries around the world, and it was recently selected by navigation service provider DFS to renew all radars in Germany.

In Chile, where the company has been present for 30 years, 100% of commercial flights are assisted by Indra's technological systems and Indra's air traffic management system operates in six of the country's seven automated centres. Looking to the future, Indra and ENAIRE have created the company Startical, which will put into orbit a constellation of small satellites to provide air traffic services from space and reinforce air safety in remote and oceanic areas.